Performer – since the year 2000 this brand has been standing for ingenious sports eyewear. From the very first day Performer lenses have been the essence of a success story. Up to then it had simply been impossible to engineer corrective sports eyewear in anatomical, face-matching shapes. But now Perfomer presented an awardwinning complete solution:
A new calculation method taking into account the special shape and position of sports lenses for superior vision. A lens production that had been optimised in the whole production process to meet Performer lens demands, providing even very special correction effects. A large variety of lens materials, tints and coatings. In the following years extra slim high-index materials, polarizing and blue light filters, progressive and bifocal lenses, optical insert solutions and photochromatic lenses step by step completed the Performer lens portfolio.
Soon it became obvious that quite a lot of the usually available sun and sports eyewear was not suited for glazing with corrective lenses, sometimes due to poor quality, sometimes due to bad constructive properties. Hence, in 2006 the Performer Lifestyle sunglasses collection was presented, already showing the basic ideas you find in current collections: made of premium raw materials such as cellulose acetate or magnesium-aluminium alloys, in high-quality finishing, easily and nearly imperceptibly equipable with correction lenses – at very reasonable prices.
The success of these classically designed sunglasses gave the impulse to present the first Performer Sports eyewear collection in 2008. Performer Sports models X, Y and Z are engineered in hybrid design, made of EMS Grilamid TR 90 and silicone, featuring sophisticated details such as lamellar nose bridge and special temples for perfect fit in helmets. Since then they have been very popular in many European countries and as of 2012 they are available in a large range of new, exciting frame colours.
Performer Sports styles U, V and W started in 2009. Featuring the same typical Performer genes, they are equipped with elaborately designed temple hinges with integrated logo as well as further functional details, as of 2012 also in new colours. In 2010 Performer ACTIsun lenses were launched, providing – for the first time and to a hit them to unknown extend - many properties that have profound positive effects on sporting performance, such as extreme lightweight and breaking resistance, self-tinting, contrast enhancement and optical clarity - properties you find in Performer ACTIsun lenses as a matter of course.
2012 is marked by two premieres: the start of a completely new generation of individual Performer progressive lenses and further ACTIsun varieties and the launch of Performer TTR, a sports eyewear line that successfully combines experience and innovative power.